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Forcing the decision – The Daily PPILL #212

Forcing the decision – The Daily PPILL #212

We most interpret a “solomonic decision” (or solution), as one that is simplistic, and that doesn’t really resolve things. Sometimes we even interpret it as one that does not benefit anybody, one that destroys value. The real moral of the story is a...
The customer is always right – The Daily PPILL #211

The customer is always right – The Daily PPILL #211

Actions speak louder than words. It doesn’t matter what our story is, if we don’t support it with the way we provide our products or services to our customers. The story will not change the actions, and especially not change what the customer perceives as...
Chose to remember hope to forget – The Daily PPILL #210

Chose to remember hope to forget – The Daily PPILL #210

We have control of our narrative of appreciation, celebration, but also regret, and resentment. We don’t have to go with our gut’s feeling, and we can make a decision on what we chose to remember. Forgetting is a little bit harder, as we can chose what we...
Thank you! – The Daily PPILL #209

Thank you! – The Daily PPILL #209

Hello all. Today, tonight, make sure that we appreciate the gifts of life, and that we let our closest ones know how grateful we are for their presence. If you want, do the exercise of looking through the goals you set out for yourself in the beginning of 2022, and...
It is not all our fault – The Daily PPILL #206

It is not all our fault – The Daily PPILL #206

Our go-get-it culture constantly repeats us that we can be anything we want to be. The only thing needed is some focus and lots of hard work. Part of this is absolutely true. We live in times where individuals have a great power over their future, and they can...
The one thing you should do today – The Daily PPILL #205

The one thing you should do today – The Daily PPILL #205

Before you do anything else, ask yourself: “What is the one thing that I can (and must) do today to get me closer to my goals?” If you do nothing else, do that one thing. It will be worth more, and you’ll feel more satisfied than after a full day of...
The woman in the X5 – the Daily PPILL #204

The woman in the X5 – the Daily PPILL #204

It was one of those busy mornings when we just have to run to get something done. On a quiet street, the side of the road I was traveling on was free, but ahead there was a vehicle parked on the other side of road. I could see an SUV approaching the parked vehicle as...
Illiterate no more – The Daily PPILL #203

Illiterate no more – The Daily PPILL #203

So this may be old news for some of you guys. Especially because we are already at version 16 of iOS, and the previous version, iOS 15, was released in mid 2021. Although, there is a feature that was released with iOS 15 that -at least from my point of view-...
The flywheel – The Daily PPILL #202

The flywheel – The Daily PPILL #202

So many models today include this concept, but what is a flywheel? IRL, it is a massive -like with a lot of mass- wheel that keeps turning. Every internal combustion engine has one, where its function is to smooth out the motion originating from the cylinders pushing...
Validation vs. Desire – The Daily PPILL #201

Validation vs. Desire – The Daily PPILL #201

Validation is a great motivator. I know. It is for me. The applause at the end of the performance, the pat in the back. Feeling part of the group, being looked at with admiration, makes me feel proud. But validation by itself cannot be the driver of our lives. It is...
Lead or In the Lead? – The Daily PPILL #200

Lead or In the Lead? – The Daily PPILL #200

What does it mean to be a leader? As it happens many times in our English language, it is contextual. And I am not referring to contextual, or “situational leadership”. I mean that the term “leader” means a completely different thing depending...
Baby and bathwater – The Daily PPILL #199

Baby and bathwater – The Daily PPILL #199

We don’t want to throw away the baby with the bathwater. Get rid of the soiled, unwanted; keep the precious. This is why most entrepreneurs talk about “the pivot” and not a leap. A leap means lunging into the void, leaving everything behind, with all...
Event horizons in history – The Daily PPILL #198

Event horizons in history – The Daily PPILL #198

When we look back at history, we rarely think about inventions outside of the context of how they changed things after they appeared and got adopted. A different and interesting way of thinking about it is in reverse. How were things BEFORE their invention? If you...
Pushing the pitch too far – The Daily PPILL #197

Pushing the pitch too far – The Daily PPILL #197

Selling customer outcomes instead of just features is a better way to connect with their needs. It will always be a better way to sell the value of a product or a service. But as automobile commercials like to say, “your mileage may vary”, and you can...
The last chart of the Internet – The Daily PPILL #196

The last chart of the Internet – The Daily PPILL #196

Well, maybe. I love charts and beautiful and imaginative ways of representing data, and I discovered a new type of chart -at least for me- because of the labor of love of a gentleman called Phineas. You can see how plastic waste is processed HERE, in his appropriately...
The uncanny valley – The Daily PPILL #195

The uncanny valley – The Daily PPILL #195

The “uncanny valley” is a term first translated in 1978 from professor Masahiro Mori’s ‘bukimi no tani genshō’, and it was first used to refer to human replicas that appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings and how these...
Skeuomorphic – The Daily PPILL #194

Skeuomorphic – The Daily PPILL #194

You know that thing that looks like the old version of it? The “radio” app on your smartphone that looks like an old timer radio, with dial and all? Or the eBook reader that turns pages and has a spine and you can see the edges of all the pages? The...
Six no-BS Metaverse use cases – The Daily PPILL #193

Six no-BS Metaverse use cases – The Daily PPILL #193

I don’t think there is a more popular buzzword today than “Metaverse”. So if we let other people smarter than me define it, I particularly like Karina Nobbs’, which goes like: “a persistent, live digital universe that affords individuals...
The origin story – The Daily PPILL #192

The origin story – The Daily PPILL #192

Every superhero or super villain has an origin story. We understand the heroes we grew up with, because we are familiar with them. But if we were to encounter one of them for the first time, there would be a lot of things that would not make sense and that would raise...
Eat my brains out – The Daily PPILL #191 Halloween Edition

Eat my brains out – The Daily PPILL #191 Halloween Edition

Americans, we are suckers for zombie shows and movies. How many more can we have? I have heard that we even make special weapons for those who want to prepare themselves for a zombie apocalypse. (I am not sure which part of that sentence is more wrong). Decomposing,...